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Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau moving into old Canada Dry building

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Staff of the Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau are moving into the newly renovated Canada Dry building next to the Greensboro Coliseum.

Construction began November 2013 and totaled under the $2.3 million budget at $2.235 million.

President and CEO Henri Fourrier said the new location should attract more walk-in visitors, but the main purpose of the bureau is to market the City of Greensboro for national and international events.

Fourrier said the 10,000-square-foot building was built in 1920, originally as a Coca- Cola bottling building. The abandoned facility was purchased by the Greensboro Coliseum in 2008.

Fourrier said although the official ribbon cutting ceremony is not until May 22, visitors are welcome inside as early as Thursday.

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